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take a peek at my sig rig.....I'll be upgrading next week to a gtx 580 or an amd 6970. I havent decided which yet. I'm thinking i'll need to upgrade my psu ? Please tell me if that's not the case as I've had no problems with it, it's just that the brand and reviews scare me. I'm quite sure your higher quality brands that are rated lower wattage are pushing more power ?

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=109

this is what I'm using now. I put in that thermaltake because I was gonna buy it, but cancelled at the egg because I think it's more than I need. I don't plan on crossfire/sli (for now) but a modular unit that could handle that would be a plus. I can spend about 150 or so, maybe a touch more but that's about it.

what do i need ? thoughts, suggestions, models ? I'd really like some real life input. the corsair 650hx is where I'm leaning atm.... my case isn't huge so modular is a plus, but I would be able to do without it. thanks in advance.
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you should definitely be fine with your 700w power supply. I have the 1000w version and its never given me any problems. and 700w is more then enough to run any graphics card on the market.
    
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Xion PSU's aren't exactly known for their reliability. I recommend a good Seasonic (Most Corsair PSUs are built on Seasonic) or Antec PSU of at least 650W. That should give you a bit of overclocking headroom as well.
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You should get a 550-650w seasonic, Antec, or Cosair power supply.
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+1 for corsair or seasonic
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
You should get a 550-650w seasonic, Antec, or Cosair power supply.
Enough with those three names. Seriously.

@OP: These are OCN's recommended power supplies.

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600-699w
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post #7 of 8
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thanks guys. happy to hear of a fellow xion owner with a good report.

rep for you trenton for the info.
Edited by King Who Dat - 6/13/11 at 10:54am
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http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=109
Far from the best unit in the world, but for one GTX 580 or one 6970, it'll do OK.
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